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American Pilgrims is echoing official advice from numerous sources to postpone all international travel. We will continue to pass along news from the official and authoritative sources listed below. On June 9th, the US State Department moved Spain and Portugal from a level 4 travel advisory (“Do not travel”) to level 3 (“Reconsider travel”). As…

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Join the Anchorage Chapter for a Camino 101 presentation with up-to-date information on travel restrictions and COVID-related changes to expect on your next Camino adventure. Please email the Chapter through the REGISTER button for the event link.

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In light of the easing of stay-at-home restrictions across the United States, the CDC is encouraging people to use parks, trails and open spaces safely while following current guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. After several months of either no events or virtual events, our local chapters are starting to host physical events. This…

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The Charlotte Chapter will be hosting Tanya Valdes for our April monthly meeting. Tanya received her “summons” for her heroine’s journey (Joseph Campbell, Alexander John Shaia) while undergoing chemo for stage 3 lymphoma. At the time she was reading The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho. The current “bookend” of her journey finds her in Oia, Spain…

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In conjunction with the Lexington Public Library, Boston Chapter co-chair Nancy Nee Hanifin will be presenting a basic introduction to the Camino de Santiago, focusing on its most popular route, the Camino francés. Come learn about this life-changing pilgrimage (for people of all faiths or none) and start planning your post-COVID adventure.

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So, you’ve walked the Camino Francés. You’ve done the Meseta, squeezed into busy albergues, and scarfed down lots of “good value” pilgrim menus. But are you ready for something different? A 750-kilometer Camino of uninterrupted rural tranquility, verdant landscapes punctuated by rugged climbs, home-cooked communal meals night after night after night, gites with few bunk…

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